Frequently Asked Questions

Updated April 2024

What is happening?

Due to ongoing supply chain issues, Australia has been experiencing a shortage of feline vaccines.

When will it resolve?

As of the end of March 2024, supplies are returning.

Can I book my cat in?

Yes! Cats who are due for F3 vaccines (Feline core vaccine: Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, & Panleukopenia) are now welcome to book in for their health exam and vaccination. We have supplies for all of our patients who postponed their vaccinations, and at this stage also have supplies for any new cats and kittens to book in.

We are so grateful to all of our wonderful clients and their cats for being patient while we navigated this shortage.

To book your appointment, simply give us a call on (03) 9882 0007 or click below to book online.

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Are there any vaccines still unavailable?

Unfortunately the FIV vaccine remains unavailable. This vaccine has been unavailable in Australia for the past 12 months, and we do not have any indicated date for it’s return from suppliers. This is an optional vaccine in Australia, and is not part of your cat’s ‘core’ vaccines. Your vet will be able to advise on how to keep your cat safe and minimise their chance of infection.

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Hawthorn East Vet

Our team of professionals are here to help make pet care easy. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet's health, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We love talking about animals and we’re more than happy to help! If you would like to make an appointment you can book online or give us a call to arrange a suitable time.

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(03) 9882 0007

Opening Hours

Monday Friday: 8am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed


1 Victoria Road, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123

Hawthorn East Vet

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